Perhaps I'm being naive here, but the general lack of negative reviews on loudspeakers bothers me. I get it: negative reviews means fewer speakers being shipped to the reviewer, and less advertising. Also, generally positive reviews avoid the risk of alienating certain readers. Still, aside from forum posts it's really hard to find any actual negative opinions of speakers, which throws all professional reviews somewhat under the bus in my opinion...particularly those that mention any compromises or flaws...since that seems to be about as bad as it gets. The range seems to be "positive with a few caveats" to "ecstatic." I write this because I wonder how often a reviewer actually uncovered major flaws, but must write the review in a way that chalks it up to subjective preferences, music selection, or the reviewer's own biases. In other words, a lukewarm review of a bad speaker that should have/would have been reviewed negatively if the reviewer was honest. Or the other option: above a certain price point there really are no "bad" speakers...it really does just amounts to different design goals and personal taste, hence the need to simply go listen. Thoughts? Are there any speakers out there that are, subjective preferences aside, inexcusable? What are your thoughts on lukewarm reviews, when those seem the be as negative as they come?